The construction of MODGraywood, and Five St. Joseph DevelopmentsFIVE Condos has added hundreds of new homes to the intersection of Yonge and St. Joseph, while restoring and incorporating several historic commercial properties. Back on December 10, 2005, the project was still a few years away from starting, and the block of historic storefronts on Yonge Street were showing signs of age.

Throwback Thursday, FIVE Condos, TorontoView facing west on Dundonald towards the FIVE Condos site, December 10, 2005, image by Edward Skira

Fast forward to today, and the 48-storey, Hariri Pontarini Architects-designed condominium development, still months from completion, has already made an impressive mark on Yonge Street with the juxtaposition of its modern and restored historic components.

Throwback Thursday, FIVE Condos, TorontoView facing west on Dundonald towards the FIVE Condos site, September 9, 2015, image by Marcus Mitanis

Another angle shows how this major condominium development is impacting the surrounding cityscape, this one captured from the south side of Wellesley Street, immediately east of Yonge.

December 10, 2005

Throwback Thursday, FIVE Condos, TorontoView towards the FIVE site from the south side of Wellesley, just east of Yonge, December 10, 2005, image by Edward Skira

September 9, 2015

Throwback Thursday, FIVE Condos, TorontoView towards the FIVE site from the south side of Wellesley, just east of Yonge, September 9, 2015, image by Marcus Mitanis

We will return next week with another look at the changing face of Toronto!